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RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

Nobody does this between stops. It takes a lot of pulls to start it with a dry carb. It's unlcear from your post what the new valve does. I would imagine gasoline smell emanates more from any gas spills on the outside of the generator. My Hondas don't stink. The new position allows one to turn off the fuel and leave the generator running.
Me Again 10/15/19 04:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

Wise crack aside, I don't think it's an unreasonable question since nobody does this. Why did Honda bother to change the valve so people could do it?
Me Again 10/15/19 07:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry,Why do you need to dry the carb between stops? Because I do not want all the other stuff under the Backflip cover on the bed to smell like gasoline. You guys are working overtime on being anti dry bowl people!
Me Again 10/14/19 05:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where? The back of my pickup. It is less than a quarter of a cup. It isn't hard, or a big deal and evaporates very quickly. It takes less than two minutes start to finish. Edited to add: By draining the carb, you are going to get more gas out of your carb bowl than running it dry. THAT is why I am a fan of draining instead of running them dry, therefore why I think it isn't a big deal. I would agree for extended storage, however for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry, load the generator up in the truck bed and drive to the next stop. Having the separate run switch makes this possible. Honda appear to have recognized the issue also, and now has the three position switch. Old Switch: https://i.imgur.com/RJBlx32l.jpg New Switch: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRt293z9JYPU4RvILN_WU-DyRrQNQMHvTEjQpa5gFTH7rkxVbmJNw
Me Again 10/14/19 07:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

unless you go to a station that sells Ethanol Free gas. I do, pressure washer, golf cart, chain saw and generator all get only ethanol free gas and Sta-Bil. https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=CA
Me Again 10/13/19 08:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

hutch mountain makes a nice shutoff switch similar to what the OP did that is plug and play for the 2000. BTW the new 2200i has a two position "off", on is an imediate kill like the old units, the second position shuts off fuel and lets the carb run dry. yes, you can drain the carb by pulling the side case digging out a screwdrive and pucking gas on the ground or into a jar, but the switch is IMHO a nicer alternative. Hutch mountain switch cost 4x as much, just saying!
Me Again 10/12/19 11:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

When I load reels as ballast I take left hand reels, and leave the right hand ones in the junk pile. The problem with rocks or reels(left or right hand) in a sudden stop, think wreck, can turn the ballast into missiles, not be be confused with mussels, which tend to stick tightly to things.
Me Again 10/12/19 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?
Me Again 10/12/19 03:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

They don't have fuel shut off? Yes, it is a combined fuel and ignition switch build into a single item. As other posted note, one could close the vent, however it is going to run quite a bit longer, wasting more fuel.
Me Again 10/12/19 12:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

I had a eu1000i for many years and now a eu2000i for 2 years, the thing I did/do not like is one can not run the carb dry. So I added a separate run switch to the eu1000i and today to the eu2000i. The 2000 was much easier, as I was able to reach is and cut the two wires between the fuel/run switch and plug, and extend them to the new switch without taking the case apart. The switch I got at Ace Hardware is advertised at having an O-ring to keep moisture out. BTW the switch closes to stop the generator, so I could not use the little on/off tab, as it was reversed for this application. Chris https://i.imgur.com/OChxSvnl.jpg
Me Again 10/12/19 12:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

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Me Again 10/12/19 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Backup camera

I am sure this has been discussed before, and I did look around in the search section. Does anyone have a wireless system on a 35' 5th wheel that works well? Looking at Furrion, Emmako, and others. The Furrion is a bit different and much more expensive. All of the others seem to be pretty similar. Seems distance and what is between the camera and monitor is the issue. I am guessing I would be around 40'. 2011 Jayco Eagle, so nothing pre installed. The tick for good range is a good 12V supply to the camera. Our 2017 Bighorn that is 39'4" long came with the Furrion mount pre-installed and hard wired to 12V from a sconce light on the back wall next to the window. I installed a second switch on the light so I could turn the camera off when not in use. Never had range issues. I could drive 600' plus from the trailer and still have reception at the display in the CC truck. We parked the Bighorn at our NW park and moved the camera to a TT we bought that had the mount and camera wired to the clearance lights. With LED lighting on the TT the camera works fine.
Me Again 10/11/19 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone towed with the new Chevy Gasser??

I found this video tonight. Guy bought a 6.0 and was not happy with it pulling 8000lb tt over a pass in CO, and traded for the 2020 gasser, and pulled the same pass. https://youtu.be/PVd7p91rBjc He’s claiming 9 MPG pulling a 8000 pound trailer over Rabbit Ears Pass? What goes up comes back down.
Me Again 10/11/19 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: generator stalls when converter tries to charge battery

We had eu1000i for 12-14 years, it always ran great. Got a larger trailer and in 2017 we were headed to the balloon fiesta in NM. Sold the 1000 and bought a eu2000i, it ran sometimes and missed and died other times. Used it this fall and same thing. Contacted Honda and they acknowledged a tech bulletin to replace the spark plug wire cap. They sent me the part and I installed it, so far it seems to be running better. Dissected the old one and found the clip that connects to the plug was loose on the top of the plug, moved freely around and in and out on the plug. Chris
Me Again 10/10/19 01:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snowbird funny

Never fails, as soon as I buy something I find the one I lost. :R Wait - isn't that the proven way to find things? :B Barbara, did you guys get your new ballroom at Val Vista? Chris
Me Again 10/10/19 01:40pm Snowbirds
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

What do the tire manufacturers say is the leading cause of blowouts? The term blowouts is miss used a lot, not sure I have seen a tire manufacturer use that term. Blowouts, could be from manufacturing defect, road hazards or overloaded tires! Heat related failure could be from overload tire or under inflated. Again from my owners manual • Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can cause damage that result in tire failure. We have to live with the tire manufacturers CYA for the people that do not take the time to properly inflate their tires for the load they are carrying.
Me Again 10/10/19 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Just an FYI: I spent 5 years as the technical liason from a major tire manufacturer to Ford - calling on the light truck folks. They test their vans, pickups, and SUV's both fully loaded and empty at the specified pressures (the ones on the door placard) for both ride quality and handling. They adjust the springs, shocks, and sway bars to get the vehicle to behave benignly at both conditions - that way the consumer gets a vehicle they don't have to adjust the tire pressures to be confident the vehicle won't misbehave in emergency manuvers and has a reasonable ride quality. They also tested their trucks pulling trailers at the rated towing capacity. I assume that other vehicle manufacturers do the same. So I am confident that using the pressure specified on the vehicle tire placard is what they had in mind for both fully loaded and empty vehicles - unless they specify otherwise in the owners manual. I can tell you that my 2001.5 RAM was a bit scary with 80 in the rear tires empty. And it came with a inflation document that had full load and partial load inflation numbers for both the LT245/75R16E and optional LT265/75R16E that I had. And I invite you to stop by this winter while we are in Arizona and I will let you drive my 2015 RAM 3500 CC SB 4x4 with the rears at 80 PSI and the 43 PSI I set them at the other day. Then you can try to tell me the ride and handling to comparable. From my 2015 RAM owners manual: • Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can cause damage that result in tire failure. So if the rear axle on my truck weights around 3000 lbs empty and the tires at 80 are rate to 3640 x 2 = 7280, having them at 2x+ the actual load to me would unquestionably indicate an over-inflation issue. So does not the owners manual have inherent conflicts in it's statements? So my conclusion is the trucks manufacture's legal department had more input to the tire placard than the engineering department. It is call CYA. If someone wants to bang their brains out all winter driving around with 80 lbs in their rear tires so be it, however it is not for me.
Me Again 10/10/19 08:11am Tow Vehicles
Snowbird funny

So we arrived at our winter park on Oct 3rd, and then shopped at Costco on Monday the 7th. Coming home with a package of 6 steaks, we went to pull out the vacuum bagger to separate the steaks into smaller lots. Well we could not find the vacuum bagger. We have two of them and four places they can be at any given time. Little guy trailer, park model, Bighorn trailer in NW park and she shed in NW park. Not one in the little guy which is in storage lot, as I was dispatched to the storage lot to look for one, not one in the park model kitchen, store room out back or loft in the man cave attached to the park model. Also we bought a small toaster at Target while switching our phones to Consumer Cellular on Sunday, as we left ours up North. So a few minutes ago, while DW was getting ready to turn the oven on to cook dinner she broke out laughing and rolling on the floor. I jumped up and said you found the vacuum bagger, and she said no, I open the oven to saw a toaster and coffee maker in there!!! I followed her to the kitchen to see a toaster, coffee maker with a vacuum bagger hiding behind the first to items in the oven! Now we were both rolling on the floor laughing. Up side is we now have toaster for the little guy trailer. https://i.imgur.com/kVHA6hzl.gif
Me Again 10/09/19 06:25pm Snowbirds
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Wilber buddy do what you want, call it what you want I explained what works and how. Oh and let's not forget I get by far better mileage and perfect tread wear than most by using the charts. Your opinion only. The charts claim no such thing, they only give maximum loads for different pressures. I guess GY Tech Support knows nothing! Or Michelin who I talked to several times about pressure in LLT235/85R16E XPS RIBs on a 12,400 lb 5th wheel with 10K on the axles. Placard called for 65 PSI in the Kenda china bombs the size, and I up that to 71 with the RIBs for even wear. Ran R250's at same inflation after 6.5 years and 40K+ miles on the RIBs, which is sold for 200 bucks on CL, with about 60-65 percent tread left.
Me Again 10/09/19 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Wilber buddy do what you want, call it what you want I explained what works and how. Oh and let's not forget I get by far better mileage and perfect tread wear than most by using the charts. Your opinion only. The charts claim no such thing, they only give maximum loads for different pressures. So you are unable to relate to one knowing the actual weight on an axle and setting the pressure is the tires a little above that weight based on the inflation chart. With your lack of logic, I maybe should be running 80 PSI in my front tires verse what the door jam says because they are the same tires all the way around! At any rate enjoy your bumpy ride, decrease braking and handling!
Me Again 10/09/19 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
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